Calgary Board of Education Samuel W. Shaw School
115 Shannon Drive S.W., Calgary AB T2Y 0K6 | Grades 5-9
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Welcome to Samuel W. Shaw School

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2017-2018 Samuel W. Shaw Traditional Calendar (pdf)

2017-2018 Bell Schedule





Presentation | Orientation Night


Welcome to Samuel W. Shaw Orientation Night

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Youth Philanthropy Initiative


Wednesday, March 22nd saw the culmination of over a month of dedicated work for the grade 9 students at Samuel W. Shaw School.  Spear-headed at the school by grade 9 teacher Robyn Carr, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) promotes community awareness by giving students the opportunity to discover, know and volunteer with local, grassroots charities.  Students choose charities that address issues near and dear to them, and, after a site visit or two (or three, in some cases), create a ten-minute presentation in an effort to win a $5000 grant, this year generously donated by the Werklund Foundation, for their charity. Five groups were selected to move on to the YPI school finals. Their charities were: the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, the Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation, Students Against Drinking & Driving, the Asperger’s and Autism Friendship Society, and the Epilepsy Association of Calgary. It was Makenzie T., Aoibhin B., Josie W. and Brody L. whose moving story about Makenzie’s younger brother ended up winning over the judges and the $5000 grant for the Epilepsy Association of Calgary. The Werklund Foundation, so impressed by the hard work, dedication, and presentations of all five groups, surprised everyone by donating $1000 to the other four runners-up.  The Youth Philanthropy Initiative continues to be a staple at Samuel W. Shaw School, and after the success of this year’s YPI presentations, we can’t wait to see next year’s! 


Be Brave | Hitmen Game


The SWS Storm knows how to pink it forward! Wednesday, February 22nd, we participated in the Calgary Hitmen and Telus partnership “Be Brave”. Read story


Shave Your Lid for a Kid | SWS Style


Forty-five students and teachers from Samuel W Shaw with a couple of community members shaved their heads on Wednesday, February 15th, with a purpose to raise money for Kids Cancer Care. Read story


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